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Old 03-01-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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How many of you guys use ACWU or TECK90 from the meterbase outside to the panel inside?

Ive always used Pvc and changed the pipe to the size required which most of the time is a pain in the ass due to making the hole bigger going inside the house.

Also teck cable or acwu would be cheaper then pipe + rw90 right?
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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Not sure if the USA has teck cable
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I don't know much about that Teck cable you Canadians have, but from what I've seen and heard on these sites, I'm ready for the U.S. to start making this stuff readily available as well.

I'd be ecstatic if Home Depot started carrying it.
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I typically sleeve SE cable inside of PVC pipe under the meter. Once it goes into the house I just run SE cable to the panel. That provides both protection and good looks outside while giving you the ease of running SE cable to the panel.
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How many of you guys use ACWU or TECK90 from the meterbase outside to the panel inside?

Ive always used Pvc and changed the pipe to the size required which most of the time is a pain in the ass due to making the hole bigger going inside the house.

Also teck cable or acwu would be cheaper then pipe + rw90 right?
Have you priced the two methods out and compared?

I wouldn't use teck in your situation, as it looks ugly.

Teck has it's advantages. Search Teck on line, interesting reading. Started in the mines of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. One of my old stompin grounds.

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Tech is garbage. Unless it's buried and never seen.
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Tech is garbage. Unless it's buried and never seen.
It has it's place and looks decent when installed properly.. Same as conduit.. Some guys are better at doing underground so their work is hidden..

Tray cable on the other hand... That stuff is junk...
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How many of you guys use ACWU or TECK90 from the meterbase outside to the panel inside?

Ive always used Pvc and changed the pipe to the size required which most of the time is a pain in the ass due to making the hole bigger going inside the house.

Also teck cable or acwu would be cheaper then pipe + rw90 right?
You use ACWU or Teck because it's cheaper to install. Whatever works. I have zero problems using it if it makes my job easier.
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Living close to Canada, and working in a Canadian owned mill, I see this stuff quite a bit. My supply house stocks smaller sizes, but I can order anything I need and have it on site in a few days. I don't mind it, it just seems it gets improperly installed quite often.

The 'ole "subject to physical damage" conversation.

I have never used it in a residential application.



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It does exist in the US. It's called "MC-HL".
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It does exist in the US. It's called "MC-HL".
The supply houses I use are not too excited about it.
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